Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Human hearing is tuned for options that enable healthy choices. The nourishing rhythm of the sun and soil steady those who listen and stories from those breaking trails into a sustainable future inspire us. Have you ever sensed change coming, before it hit? Over the years we learn to expect change, it is happening now - we live in a time of transition. When change occurs, if we shift gears and are alert, more options are available. Join Will Evans for Shifting Gears the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK.

Ways to Connect

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Will and Brooke LeVan, director of Sustainable Settings, sat down outside at the ranch to talk about the state of the soil and other lessons of 2020.

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Elizabeth Herald returns to Shifting Gears and recalls who attended her self-led, coming-of-age ceremony on Cortez Island: the wilderness and a wolf. 

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Elizabeth Herald explains how she grew from a childhood connection with nature to a new level of aliveness at age ten and eventually the opportunity to listen to a gray whale in a Baja California birthing lagoon.

Michael Thompson

This month on Shifting Gears, architect and local food advocate Michael Thompson explains how his daughter’s sensitivity alerted him to a change in the source water that they drink.

Local elder, retired medical doctor and host of Shifting Gears William Evans has released Circulating Source Water. This monograph incorporates science, history and spirit to inform our predicament and offer new stories for life and healing on Earth. The book is available online and at Mana Foods in Carbondale.

Dee Crouch

Dee Crouch retired from medicine and the Emergency Room and discovered hot blown glass.  He learned his creative visions were made possible with new skills in balance, communication and teamwork.

Gordon Hempton

 

This month on Shifting Gears, we revisit a conversation with Gordon Hempton, "The Sound Tracker," from December, 2011.

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On March 25, 2015, Will Evans interviewed Boulder's Horizons K-8 School Principal John McCluskey. We highlight this interview today to revisit John's wise words about council.

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In 2008, Dr. Will Evans interviewed Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. For part two of this interview, click here.

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Local Tyler Lindsay returns on Shifting Gears to continue a cross-generational conversation with Will Evans about our relationship to this planet mounting uncertainty. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

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Elizabeth Herald returns to Shifting Gears and recalls who attended her self-led, coming-of-age ceremony on Cortez Island: the wilderness and a wolf.

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Sustainable Settings

Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings reflects with Will Evans on agriculture as a healing practice.

Brook LeVan

To begin the year's public affairs programming at KDNK, Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings reflects with Will Evans on our collective responsibilities toward one another and the earth.

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Local Tyler Lindsay returns to talk about his pursuit of flow and relationship with source water on Shifting Gears. Click here for part one.


The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

Theo Colborn is credited with identifying damage to human reproductive health caused by small doses of toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors. Theo also explains why lack of public health protection of air and water is a concern to residents of the Colorado Drainage. Will Evans interviewed Theo in a three-part series in 2011. For parts 2 and 3 of their conversation, click here.

Karen Grey

 

Ten years ago, when this program was recorded, Karen Grey created an outdoor preschool where children were given an opportunity to find a part of themselves that our fear culture and push for academic excellence, even at the preschool age, does not allow. Karen is moving onto a new phase of her life. We thank her, wish her well, and celebrate the continuation of Carbondale Waldkinder.

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Tyler Lindsay talks about his pursuit of flow and relationship with source water. Click here for part two.

Paul Hempel

Paul Hempel returns to Shifting Gears to explain the value of source water education in the introduction of the “keep it clean, cause were all downstream” program extending from Vail to Rifle to Aspen.

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The fruit growing on the apricot tree at Sustainable Settings this spring affirmed for Brook LeVan the benefits of his long-standing, friendly relationship with the wild.

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Dick Lamm,

 

38th Governor of Colorado,

 

reflects as an elder

 

on the

 

“Law of Unintended Consequences”

 

and our relationship

 

with

 

Paul Hempel is responsible for Source Water Protection within the Colorado Rural Water Association and has gift for standing with sufficient stature and neutrality to facilitate communication between the oil and gas industry and community water providers and swallowers.

From the archives: A 2011 Conversation of interest for those who eat, about how this act manifested.

What would Roaring Fork Valley Food Security taste like.  Years ago a process began in Maine to protect local available food sources and sales. Maine passed the “Maine Food Sovereignty Act” protecting local food security.

If food prices continue increasing, if the climate continues heating up what will Carbondale “food security” taste like? Will we eat locally available produce and meat?

Several towns in Maine have passed ordinances protecting local food security and the rights of nature.  Over 120 American town have passed local self governance ordinances

An interview of interest for those who enjoy eating.

Listen to this New Year’s vision from Michael Thompson. Drawing inspiration from the Maine food sovereignty act, Michael eloquently describes the opportunities we have with local food to grow the relationship of our wealth and health.

Ron Melmon

When the citizens of Telluride were threatened with a 600 acre development at the gateway to their town, they came together despite their differences. Ron Melmon, producer of The Valley, explains "Even in a divided nation there is a place where democracy and nature meet.

Town of Carbondale

Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson explains the potential of restorative justice and processes in resolving issues and healing relationships that can otherwise linger in the gray zone.

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Dan Richardson, Mayor of Carbondale, steps into a conversation about global warming, identity, and the gray zone of unresolved perspectives.

Dr. Will Bledsoe

Dr. Will Bledsoe explains how a Restorative Way can put into people’s hands the practices and skills for right relationship. For part 2, click here.

The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump

Sandra Hempel, author of The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump joins Will Evans to discuss the myth and legacy of John Snow, the British doctor who discovered that cholera is a waterborne disease.

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Hugh Kingery speaks about the American Dipper, also known as Ouzel, a source water indicator species.

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